Now that our Story Elements unit if complete, First Graders moved on to a brand new reading unit this week: Polar Regions. This nonfiction unit mirrors our Polar Regions unit in social studies, and gives students the chance to learn twice as much about these amazing parts of our earth. This week, we learned to preview each page by looking at the picture and thinking about what we might learn. We also looked closely at some text features like maps and diagrams. The books that we are reading about Polar Regions are rich and fascinating!
Brrr! It was a chilly week in Charleston, but that did not stop us from getting outside and staying active! For Movement Monday, we played Sharks and Minnows with the very energetic second grade class, and then split into two teams for a first-graders-only game of Capture the Flag. There were lots of rosy cheeks when we came back into the classroom when all was said and done.
Striving for Accuracy
Every day this week, we spoke with children about the idea of striving for accuracy. In kid language, it means trying your best to be correct. We spent time brainstorming what this looks like in math, writing, and reading, but also in friendship and manners. We agreed that no one can be correct all the time, but we can always give ourselves little reminders to strive for accuracy.